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Eden Try Estate Vineyard and Winery

Fredericksburg , VA
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6818 River Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407 US (map)

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540-786-0037
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“A Try at the Garden of Eden”



Eden Try Estate is an impressive 12 acre Estate conveniently located mid-way between Washington DC and Richmond on the I-95 corridor.... Read more
“A Try at the Garden of Eden”



Eden Try Estate is an impressive 12 acre Estate conveniently located mid-way between Washington DC and Richmond on the I-95 corridor. Beautiful garden Estate was featured on the Virginia Garden tour and recently recognized by two major publications as the top 10 Virginia wedding venues... and for a reason. Eden Try Estate also now offers a gorgeous new vineyard barn!

See website www.EdenTryEvents.com for details.

Close to hotels, dining, and Fredericksburg's historic district. Private tours of the Estate and wine tastings of our private labeled wines offered by appointment.

An architecturally stunning Manor House entrance with 700’ winding drive befitting a horse and carriage arrival.

12 magnificent acres of estate grounds, formal gardens, manicured lawns, and cascading fountains create a uniquely romantic backdrop for your event that will impress your guests. As a testiment to its natural beauty, Eden Try was honored to be selected as a featured property on the prestigious Virginia Garden Tour.

The Estate is reserved exclusively for one event at a time so you don’t have to share your personal celebration with anyone else on your special day. Ten hour packages available so you have to the luxury of relaxing and enjoying the fantasy event you’ve dreamed of your whole life.

Great location for the convenience of your guests! Less than four miles from hotels, restaurants, and major shopping. Only six miles from Interstate I-95 and Fredericksburg, Virginia’s, historic district.

Among the estate’s 12 acres, there are endless possibilities for creating a dramatic and memorable event that reflects your personal style. For your wedding or special event, you may choose the formal front entry and gardens with impressive winding drive, rear bluestone terrace with signature tiered rose gardens or beyond with acres of manicured lawns, ancient tree lines, and a natural amphitheatre and wedding pergola toward the rear of the property. The estate is flanked by nearly one hundred private acres for the ultimate escape to another place in time yet it is less than four miles from your choice of modern upscale amenities. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Farm, Winery
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK, Specialty Wine
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Outside Alcohol OK, Specialty Wine

REVIEWS

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3.7/5.0
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/5/2016
4.9/5.0
I love this venue! It's perfect for weddings and their wine is delicious too ??
I love this venue! It's perfect for weddings and their wine is delicious too ??
I love this venue! It's perfect for weddings and their wine is delicious too ?? Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
10/1/2016
0.5/5.0
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK!!! I did not read the reviews and I completely regret it! Here is a list, your coordinator may try and lie about what is said, because mine did too.
1. After we spoke initially and before I signed, they changed the linens policy and I had to purchase my own, adding $400 more than needed. Then they changed the floor plan last minute so I had extra linens not used that I couldn't return.
2. We had to contact them for the final payment, when we did get in contact, they acted like they were doing us a favor by extending the date back a week.
3. The owners are rude. They are unprofessional and push all their vendors on you. NOTE: if you don't use a preferred vendor, they will charge 375 PER VENDOR.
4.. They don't want to give our $1500 deposit back because of -one missing corkscrew - supposedly one cigar butt - no trash removal even though there is no dumpster and it has to be taken to the trash.
5. You get NINE HOURS. My ceremony started at 3:30 and cocktail hour at 5:30 and I had from 1 pm. I had to beg to get into the site to set up.
6. I was insulted by the owner, who said I wasn't competent enough to plan my own wedding and told me I need a planner.
7 . They were supposed to pay for a hotel room for me and my husband, but the night before the wedding we went to check in and nothing had been made! I have email trails of getting my room booked. They said the information for booking was in the folder I never received.
8. It took three months to get my contract, and that was through email, I never had a hard copy of this. I can be contacted to be a reference if necessary. I will never ever recommend this place.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK!!! I did not read the reviews and I completely regret it! Here is a list, your Read more...
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK!!! I did not read the reviews and I completely regret it! Here is a list, your coordinator may try and lie about what is said, because mine did too.
1. After we spoke initially and before I signed, they changed the linens policy and I had to purchase my own, adding $400 more than needed. Then they changed the floor plan last minute so I had extra linens not used that I couldn't return.
2. We had to contact them for the final payment, when we did get in contact, they acted like they were doing us a favor by extending the date back a week.
3. The owners are rude. They are unprofessional and push all their vendors on you. NOTE: if you don't use a preferred vendor, they will charge 375 PER VENDOR.
4.. They don't want to give our $1500 deposit back because of -one missing corkscrew - supposedly one cigar butt - no trash removal even though there is no dumpster and it has to be taken to the trash.
5. You get NINE HOURS. My ceremony started at 3:30 and cocktail hour at 5:30 and I had from 1 pm. I had to beg to get into the site to set up.
6. I was insulted by the owner, who said I wasn't competent enough to plan my own wedding and told me I need a planner.
7 . They were supposed to pay for a hotel room for me and my husband, but the night before the wedding we went to check in and nothing had been made! I have email trails of getting my room booked. They said the information for booking was in the folder I never received.
8. It took three months to get my contract, and that was through email, I never had a hard copy of this. I can be contacted to be a reference if necessary. I will never ever recommend this place. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
10/1/2016
0.5/5.0
If i could rate this place a zero, I would. Eden Try is the worst venue for a wedding. Granted, I was not the bride, I was however a guest. As soon as we pulled up to their muddy parking spot, that's when the crappiness began. First off, it had rained ALL week, in fact River Road, the road Eden Try is located on was flooded, so knowing that you would think they would have prepared better for the guests that were arriving. The parking lot was MUD-FILLED and guests were expected to walk from the muddy parking lot in their nice shoes to the barn without a walkway. Most ladies were wearing heels so of course it was hard to walk because our heels sunk into the mud. It would not have been a thoughtful gesture for the owners of Eden Try to put in a makeshift walkway so that the guests didn't have to traipse mud everywhere!! Secondly, it got dark very early and guests were expected to walk outside in the pitch black back to and from the muddy parking lot, and also to the designated smoker's area. Have they not heard of lights? Even solar lights that line the paths and driveway would have been a cost-effective method. Considering the outrageous amount they charge to rent the place, i know they could afford to do that. Someone could have a terrible accident not being able to see where they were going. Thirdly, I understand that the theme of the barn is supposed to be rustic, which is all well and good, but when the barn doors are open it leaves the bottom sliding rail exposed and a few people tripped over it that night, myself included. How is this supposed to be accessible to wheelchairs?
Allbeit, i felt bad for the bride and groom because i know they weren't expecting all these discrepancies.
If you are thinking of renting out this place, save yourself some time and look elsewhere. Save your well-earned money and go find a location that will go above and beyond to make your day special. I will NEVER, EVER recommend Eden Try to anyone. In a nutshell - THEY SUCK!
If i could rate this place a zero, I would. Eden Try is the worst venue for a wedding. Granted, I was not the bride, I was Read more...
If i could rate this place a zero, I would. Eden Try is the worst venue for a wedding. Granted, I was not the bride, I was however a guest. As soon as we pulled up to their muddy parking spot, that's when the crappiness began. First off, it had rained ALL week, in fact River Road, the road Eden Try is located on was flooded, so knowing that you would think they would have prepared better for the guests that were arriving. The parking lot was MUD-FILLED and guests were expected to walk from the muddy parking lot in their nice shoes to the barn without a walkway. Most ladies were wearing heels so of course it was hard to walk because our heels sunk into the mud. It would not have been a thoughtful gesture for the owners of Eden Try to put in a makeshift walkway so that the guests didn't have to traipse mud everywhere!! Secondly, it got dark very early and guests were expected to walk outside in the pitch black back to and from the muddy parking lot, and also to the designated smoker's area. Have they not heard of lights? Even solar lights that line the paths and driveway would have been a cost-effective method. Considering the outrageous amount they charge to rent the place, i know they could afford to do that. Someone could have a terrible accident not being able to see where they were going. Thirdly, I understand that the theme of the barn is supposed to be rustic, which is all well and good, but when the barn doors are open it leaves the bottom sliding rail exposed and a few people tripped over it that night, myself included. How is this supposed to be accessible to wheelchairs?
Allbeit, i felt bad for the bride and groom because i know they weren't expecting all these discrepancies.
If you are thinking of renting out this place, save yourself some time and look elsewhere. Save your well-earned money and go find a location that will go above and beyond to make your day special. I will NEVER, EVER recommend Eden Try to anyone. In a nutshell - THEY SUCK! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.8/5.0
Eden Try initially had everything we were looking for in a venue - outdoors, not too fancy, and a decent price. But dealing with them before and after the wedding was a big pain. The owners hired someone to be a liaison between them and people renting the facility and this only worked to exacerbate the communications issues. We often waited days or weeks for their liaison to relay messages and get back to us, instead of just empowering that person to actually answer questions, and usually it required us to follow up several times before getting an answer. The asked us to send the damage deposit check, which we did, but they didn't bother to cash it until after the wedding (nearly 2 weeks later), only to later refund the entirety of the check. They also require you to use their wine if you are having wine at the reception. This was fine, expect they sold us nearly 20 bottles of wine that went bad with some not even being labeled. The owner blamed us for not storing the wine properly, but there's no reason it should have spoiled after 2 weeks if it was bottled properly. We tried to arrange with them to get our money back or to replace the bottles but they have decided to not follow up with us. If youre on a budget like we were Eden try might work for you, but if you can afford it look elsewhere.
Eden Try initially had everything we were looking for in a venue - outdoors, not too fancy, and a decent price. But Read more...
Eden Try initially had everything we were looking for in a venue - outdoors, not too fancy, and a decent price. But dealing with them before and after the wedding was a big pain. The owners hired someone to be a liaison between them and people renting the facility and this only worked to exacerbate the communications issues. We often waited days or weeks for their liaison to relay messages and get back to us, instead of just empowering that person to actually answer questions, and usually it required us to follow up several times before getting an answer. The asked us to send the damage deposit check, which we did, but they didn't bother to cash it until after the wedding (nearly 2 weeks later), only to later refund the entirety of the check. They also require you to use their wine if you are having wine at the reception. This was fine, expect they sold us nearly 20 bottles of wine that went bad with some not even being labeled. The owner blamed us for not storing the wine properly, but there's no reason it should have spoiled after 2 weeks if it was bottled properly. We tried to arrange with them to get our money back or to replace the bottles but they have decided to not follow up with us. If youre on a budget like we were Eden try might work for you, but if you can afford it look elsewhere. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
9/26/2015
4.8/5.0
This was the perfect location for us to have our wedding. We wanted it on a Saturday, have the ceremony outside and the reception instead. We ended up having it on a Saturday with both reception and ceremony inside. We had been told of the backup plan should it rain on the wedding and I was able to hide in the bathroom while guests were sitting instead at their tables for dinner. I was able to walk under the covered porch and entered from the front entrance to walk down the aisle. It was so imitate and perfect. Linda and Gary were fast to respond to all our emails. Sat with us during our complimentary wine tasting. It was a great value for sure and it included everything in the contract. Our only comment and the reason they did not get a 5.0/5.0 is that at the beginning of the planning we were told that there could be a Friday night wedding meaning we would have to have the rehearsal earlier in the day of Friday (noon) or earlier in the week, like Thursday. What ended up happening, is they scheduled a Friday afternoon wedding. In the contract it states they have 15 days prior to the wedding to decide when they could offer the rehearsal, which did not seem like a big deal at first but we had 25 people in our wedding party, all out of town & had to ask off of work a month in advance, it was very frustrating to be told we could not have the rehearsal Friday afternoon/evening at Eden Try, like we planned, three weeks before the wedding. We were offered Thursday or Friday AM on site, which again being out of town, our wedding party out of town & not being able to take off work, it was not acceptable. We ended up having to have our rehearsal off-site thanks to my event planner who helped us gain access to one three weeks before the wedding. It was a very stressful time. I think this is a great location and they were great to work with overall. I just wish we could have it in the contract that we needed a month's notice, but I understand it is a business they are running.
This was the perfect location for us to have our wedding. We wanted it on a Saturday, have the ceremony outside and the Read more...
This was the perfect location for us to have our wedding. We wanted it on a Saturday, have the ceremony outside and the reception instead. We ended up having it on a Saturday with both reception and ceremony inside. We had been told of the backup plan should it rain on the wedding and I was able to hide in the bathroom while guests were sitting instead at their tables for dinner. I was able to walk under the covered porch and entered from the front entrance to walk down the aisle. It was so imitate and perfect. Linda and Gary were fast to respond to all our emails. Sat with us during our complimentary wine tasting. It was a great value for sure and it included everything in the contract. Our only comment and the reason they did not get a 5.0/5.0 is that at the beginning of the planning we were told that there could be a Friday night wedding meaning we would have to have the rehearsal earlier in the day of Friday (noon) or earlier in the week, like Thursday. What ended up happening, is they scheduled a Friday afternoon wedding. In the contract it states they have 15 days prior to the wedding to decide when they could offer the rehearsal, which did not seem like a big deal at first but we had 25 people in our wedding party, all out of town & had to ask off of work a month in advance, it was very frustrating to be told we could not have the rehearsal Friday afternoon/evening at Eden Try, like we planned, three weeks before the wedding. We were offered Thursday or Friday AM on site, which again being out of town, our wedding party out of town & not being able to take off work, it was not acceptable. We ended up having to have our rehearsal off-site thanks to my event planner who helped us gain access to one three weeks before the wedding. It was a very stressful time. I think this is a great location and they were great to work with overall. I just wish we could have it in the contract that we needed a month's notice, but I understand it is a business they are running. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.6/5.0
I would absolutely discourage others from using Eden Try as their event site. I really wish I would have read the other reviews on The Knot prior to booking our wedding at this site...sounds like they had the same problems we did with the owner and manager (Gary and Linda) as well issues with their deposit. Yes, the barn and site are pretty. However, the poor management and lack of professionalism from the owners and staff of Eden Try are not worth the stress and inconvenience. Linda is generally unresponsive and was inconsistent with the information provided. We were told a lot of things during our initial meetings and conversations regarding wedding planning...and much of that changed as we got closer to the wedding. We were told we would have a private wine tasting and were later told it had to be scheduled at a specific time and was not private. For our rehearsal and wedding, the ceremony grounds and equipment were not maintained as they should be for an event site (grass not mowed, leaves not raked, chairs for the wedding were dirty). After our wedding, we contacted Linda to find out why our deposit had not been deposited and when it would be returned; however, we did not hear back. Instead, our deposit was cashed over a week AFTER the wedding. When we inquired about why it was not returned and just being cashed, Gary provided no information over the phone about it. Instead, we were emailed a couple hours after the phone conversation (2 WEEKS AFTER our wedding) that there had been damage to a spigot on the property and we would be responsible for paying and that our deposit was being withheld because of it. When they finally responded to our phone calls, Gary told my husband that they had pointed the damaged spigot out to one of our guests the day after the wedding. Totally unprofessional that they didn't notify us. He had no proof that this occurred at our wedding. Overall, they were exceptionally unprofessional in how they handled the situation.
I would absolutely discourage others from using Eden Try as their event site. I really wish I would have read the other Read more...
I would absolutely discourage others from using Eden Try as their event site. I really wish I would have read the other reviews on The Knot prior to booking our wedding at this site...sounds like they had the same problems we did with the owner and manager (Gary and Linda) as well issues with their deposit. Yes, the barn and site are pretty. However, the poor management and lack of professionalism from the owners and staff of Eden Try are not worth the stress and inconvenience. Linda is generally unresponsive and was inconsistent with the information provided. We were told a lot of things during our initial meetings and conversations regarding wedding planning...and much of that changed as we got closer to the wedding. We were told we would have a private wine tasting and were later told it had to be scheduled at a specific time and was not private. For our rehearsal and wedding, the ceremony grounds and equipment were not maintained as they should be for an event site (grass not mowed, leaves not raked, chairs for the wedding were dirty). After our wedding, we contacted Linda to find out why our deposit had not been deposited and when it would be returned; however, we did not hear back. Instead, our deposit was cashed over a week AFTER the wedding. When we inquired about why it was not returned and just being cashed, Gary provided no information over the phone about it. Instead, we were emailed a couple hours after the phone conversation (2 WEEKS AFTER our wedding) that there had been damage to a spigot on the property and we would be responsible for paying and that our deposit was being withheld because of it. When they finally responded to our phone calls, Gary told my husband that they had pointed the damaged spigot out to one of our guests the day after the wedding. Totally unprofessional that they didn't notify us. He had no proof that this occurred at our wedding. Overall, they were exceptionally unprofessional in how they handled the situation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Outstanding and beautiful venue. From beginning to end, Gary and Linda were so easy to get along with, and were so wonderful. The cost was very reasonable for the quality of the facility.
Outstanding and beautiful venue. From beginning to end, Gary and Linda were so easy to get along with, and were so Read more...
Outstanding and beautiful venue. From beginning to end, Gary and Linda were so easy to get along with, and were so wonderful. The cost was very reasonable for the quality of the facility. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
The new barn that they had built was absolutely gorgeous.
The new barn that they had built was absolutely gorgeous.
The new barn that they had built was absolutely gorgeous. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/2/2014
4.9/5.0
I fell in love with this venue the first time I visited it. Gary and Linda were a pleasure to work with and they just want your day to be the absolute best! The reason I put flexibility a little lower is because it is their home so its understandable that you can't stop by whenever you would like but they are extremely eager to work out a time for you to come by. I couldn't have been happier at any other venue! Would highly recommend this place!
I fell in love with this venue the first time I visited it. Gary and Linda were a pleasure to work with and they just want Read more...
I fell in love with this venue the first time I visited it. Gary and Linda were a pleasure to work with and they just want your day to be the absolute best! The reason I put flexibility a little lower is because it is their home so its understandable that you can't stop by whenever you would like but they are extremely eager to work out a time for you to come by. I couldn't have been happier at any other venue! Would highly recommend this place! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
What an absolutely gorgeous venue! Easy to work with and gorgeous place. All of our guests had an amazing time and were blown away by the venue. It's unique and perfect for a non-cookie cutter type of wedding reception. I'm so glad we decided to have our wedding here!
What an absolutely gorgeous venue! Easy to work with and gorgeous place. All of our guests had an amazing time and were Read more...
What an absolutely gorgeous venue! Easy to work with and gorgeous place. All of our guests had an amazing time and were blown away by the venue. It's unique and perfect for a non-cookie cutter type of wedding reception. I'm so glad we decided to have our wedding here! Read less
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